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Who received 21.8 billion won in annual salary last year?

Kim Hyo-seop, former CEO of Krafton

Kim Hyo-seop (former Krafton)(276,000 -3.50%) The CEO ranked first in the total amount of remuneration last year. He received more than 20 billion won from the exercise of stock options (stock options).

According to the results of a survey conducted by the CEO Score of the Corporate Data Research Center on the 20th on entrepreneurs who received 500 million won or more among companies that submitted business reports by the 17th, Kim Hyo-sun, former CEO of Krafton, received a total of 21.85 billion won.

Former CEO Kim was 596th (1.042 billion won) in the 2020 remuneration ranking, but he rose to the top by exercising stock options. During his tenure, he received 41,500 shares (then strike price of Rs. The stock price at the time of sale was 469,000 won.

In second place is Lee Wan-jae, president of SKC. President Lee also received 21,127 billion won from the exercise of the stock option. His salary ranking was 358th (1.377 billion won) in 2019 and 304th (1.642 billion won) in 2020.

However, in terms of the amount of remuneration excluding stock purchasers, Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin, who ranks third, will take the first place. Last year, he received 14.68 billion won. Jo Jung-woo SK Biopharmaceuticals(90,000 -2.07%) President Chung Eui-sun came in fourth with 11.74 billion won, and Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Eui-sun came in fifth with 8.776 billion won. Kim Taek-jin NCsoft, 1st place in 2020(463,500 -0.75%) The CEO (18.414 billion won) was not included in this count because the report has not yet been released.

A total of 1,088 entrepreneurs received more than 500 million won last year. In 2019, there were 1,709 and in 2020, 1857. This calculation is based on the total amount of net remuneration, and excludes retirement income and excess retirement income limits, and includes gains from exercise of stock options.

Reporter Lee Song-ryeol at Hankyung.com [email protected]

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